The Library of Congress owns the original Alan Lomax recordings, but holds no copyright or intellectual property rights to these recordings. Some rights are held by the performers, and other rights may exist. For publication use, the American Folklife Center asks patrons to make a good faith effort to contact rights holders and deposit written permission at AFC. AFC facilitates this process, providing what contact information it has. AFC recommends that queries relating to publication be... Topics: Banjo tune, Hazard, Perry Source: 1530B2
Body 13; #154: Receive the Supplication of a Dead Man's Hand 1. Receive the Supplication of a Dead Man's Hand Topics: Ambient, Drone, Ambient Drone, Electronic, Minimal Ambient, Longform, Minimalism, Desert
byCharles Amirkhanian, Richard Friedman & Anthony Gnazzo
This incurably bizarre program, somewhat reminiscent of John Cage's Indeterminacy, begins with "I had a hankering to shoot pins at Bartok." It features a mix of pre-recorded electronic and radio drama sound sources mixed with tape delay under readings of experimental texts by Charles Amirkhanian read by Carol Law, Anthony J. Gnazzo and Amirkhanian himself. Performed live in the KPFA studios, the writing is influenced by William Burroughs, Clark Coolidge, and Fluxus happenings artists... favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Sound poetry, Anthony Gnazzo, Richard Friedman, Carol Law, Charles Amirkhanian, Fluxus,...
The Library of Congress owns the original Alan Lomax recordings, but holds no copyright or intellectual property rights to these recordings. Some rights are held by the performers, and other rights may exist. For publication use, the American Folklife Center asks patrons to make a good faith effort to contact rights holders and deposit written permission at AFC. AFC facilitates this process, providing what contact information it has. AFC recommends that queries relating to publication be... Topics: lyric song, banjo tune, Pineville, Kentucky, Bell Source: 2000A1
This item was originally published in settatbladi.org Portal of l'Aita and folk song of Morocco online since 2007. Topics: Rachad et sa Troupe, settatbladi, morocco, maroc, théâtre populaire, المسرح الشعبي,...
Rachmaninoff. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18. Gyorgy Sandor (1912-2005), piano. Artur Rodzinski (1892-1958) conducting the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York (The New York Philharmonic). In three movements: Moderato, Adagio sostenuto, Allegro scherzando. Recorded circa 1945. Transfer and restoration from the original Columbia 78 set MM-605. Transfer and restoration by Bob Varney. (This is an improved restoration posted 3/30/2011. Hopefully the sound is improved. The review... favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Rachmaninoff, Sandor, Rodzinski
Rachmaninoff. Preludes for Piano, Op. 32. Dame Moura Lympany, piano. No.1 in C Major, No.2 in B Flat Minor, No.3 in E Major, No.4 in E Minor, No.5 in G Major, No.6 in F Minor, No.7 in F Major, No.8 in A Minor, No.9 in A Major, No.10 in B Minor, No.11 in B Major, No.12 in G Sharp Minor, No.13 in D Flat Major. Recorded in 1951. Transfer from the original London LP: LLP 328/329. Topics: Rachmaninoff, Lympany, Piano, Preludes
Rachmaninoff. Preludes for Piano, Op. 3 and Op. 23. Dame Moura Lympany, piano. Op.3, No.2 in C Sharp Minor, Op.23, No.1 in F Sharp Minor, No.2 in B Flat Major, No.3 in D Minor, No.4 in D Major, No.5 in G Minor, No.6 in E Flat Major, No.7 in C Minor, No.8 in A Flat Major, No.9 in E Flat Minor and No.10 in G Flat Major. Recorded in 1951. Transfer from the original London LP: LLP 328/329. Topics: Rachmaninoff, Preludes, Lympany
Violinist Racz Laczi and his Ensemble perform two traditional Hungarian folktunes in these circa 1913 recordings, "De szomoru ez az elet" ("But This Life is Sad") and "Ha kimegyek a temeto arkaba" ("If I go to Arka Cemetery"). From the original 78rpm disk. Topics: Hungarian, Folk, Traditional, Gypsy, Roma, Violin, 78rpm Source: Original 78rpm disk digitized by old78collector
Broadcasted live from the Mills College Electronic Tape Music Center via a remote portable transmitter, Tom Zahuranec's "Bucket-Ful Mercury Walk" invited listeners at home to drive to Mills and assist in creating sounds using various electronic equipment including Moog and Buchla synthesizers. Guests discovered and experimented with their manipulated voices while others helped turn nobs on the instruments. Charles Amirkhanian reports live from the event where over two hundred people... Topics: KPFA, KPFB, Radio Event, Tom Zahuranec, Mills College Electronic Tape Music Center, Don Buchla
Armenia Gardenia” by Charles Amirkhanian, was the 14th program in the groundbreaking Radio Event series, in which audience reactions were incorporated into a live KPFA radio broadcast. This work utilizes short pre-recorded sound events, such as snatches of music or talking, that were then played over the air interspersed with long periods of silence. Amirkhanian then waited for listeners to call into the station to inquire as to the nature of the broadcast in progress. These calls were... Topics: KPFA-FM, Radio Event series, Interactive Art, Inter-Media Art, Audience Participation
A work by conceptual artist Mike Cohn in which at the beginning of each Morning Concert for the month of April a single note in sequential ascending order was broadcast. Topics: KPFA-FM, Radio Event, Other Finds, Mike Cohn
On November 7, 1971, between the hours of 2 PM and 4 PM, as part of its genre defying, groundbreaking Radio Event series, KPFA invited the public to play music live on the radio. The KPFA mobile bus was at a park in downtown Berkeley California where the listening public, and anybody else in the area, was asked to bring sound making devices of any sort and to play them in front of the KPFA mics. Foghorns, tympani, license plates, gongs, saxophones, guitars, and garbage cans were all welcome.... Topics: KPFA-FM, Radio Event Series, Audience Participation, Field Recordings
One in a series of groundbreaking, audience participatory Radio Events, produced by KPFA in Berkeley California. For this program, Anthony Gnazzo, solicited from KPFA listeners, brief recordings of various sounds of their own choosing. This collection was then subjected to chance operations by Gnazzo, and lo and behold, “An Orchestra Is Born”. Somewhat reminiscent of John Cage’s “33 1/3”, the resulting auditory montage is a wonderfully diverse mix of spoken word, music, and just down... Topics: KPFA-FM, Radio Events series, Anthony Gnazzo, Inter-Media, Visual Arts, Interactive Art
Tom Zahuranec invited the radio audience down to the KPFA Music Office to communicate mentally with a rhododendron which was wired with liquid electrodes feeding impulses into a Buchla synthesizer. This program includes commentary of Amirkhanian and Zahuranec, as well as the impressions of the participants. Topics: KPFA-FM, Inter-Media, Visual Arts, Interactive Art, Electro-Acoustic, Electronic, Tom Zahuranec
One in a series of groundbreaking, audience participatory, Radio Events, produced by KPFA in Berkeley California. In this, the 23rd program in the series, Alex Dea and a group of 25 singers, invited the listening audience of KPFA to come to the studio, or gather at their home with friends and with the radio on, and join them in an evening of meditative chanting. In “Piece I” everyone was instructed to sing at their lowest note and gradually move to their highest note using any vowel sounds... Topics: KPFA-FM, Radio Event Series, Interactive Art, Audience Participation
This is the second in a series of groundbreaking, participatory, radio programs produced by KPFA. In this program, recorded on October 31, 1969, Berkeley California sculptor, Peter Veres, invited listeners to take part in a do-it-yourself Halloween Brindle Party, a self-proclaimed Witches’ Sabbath, all through the magic of the radio air waves. (What’s a Brindle you ask, why it's the opposite of a Mugwamp of course.) Prior to the actual event, subscribers to the KPFA program guide were... Topics: KPFA-FM, Radio Event series, Inter-Media, Visual Art, Interactive Art, Audience Participation
Dance choreographer and intermedia artist Anna Halprin leads the KPFA audience in a participatory event, recorded live on Thursday evening, November 20, 1969. Listeners are encouraged to re-arrange their furniture at home in time to music played over the air and then to visualize a fantasy which occurred to them in the process. These fantasies are called into the station toward the conclusion of the program. Producer and host is Charles Amirkhanian. Anna Halprin directs the event. Program... Topics: Performance Art, Inter-Media, San Francisco Dancers' Workshop Company, Anna Halprin
Stanley Lunetta, editor of the avant-garde music periodical “Source”, invited the listening audience to participate at home as part of KPFA’s groundbreaking, interactive, participatory, Radio Event series. Using a graphic score and list of instructions published in the December 1969 KPFA Folio, or program guide, audience members were encouraged to listen to various programs on KPFA while altering the settings of their radios. The listeners were requested to record the sonic results and to... Topics: KPFA-FM, Radio Event series, Inter-Media, Visual Art, Interactive Art, Electronic Music, Audience...
Composed in 1969 specifically for broadcast on KPFA’s groundbreaking, audience participation, Radio Event series, Anthony Gnazzo has created yet another hilarious work of sound poetry or aural montage. Mixing snippets of advertisements, announcements, and music from the mainstream media with excerpts of phone interviews that Gnazzo conducted with KPFA listeners about their impressions of radio programming and commercials, this work captures the combination of youthful innocence and crass... Topics: KPFA-FM, Radio Event series, Inter-Media, Visual Arts, Interactive Art, Participatory Art, Anthony...
A lengthy aural montage of interviews and monologues on the topic of “junk” mixed with snippets of jazz music and live in-studio chatter and listener phone calls to KPFA. Under the direction of composer Anthony Gnazzo, his text-sound composition was played on the radio during one of KPFA’s groundbreaking listener participatory Radio Events. Chaotic and fun, this sort of adventurous and experimental programing was typical of the anarchistic artistic world that was Berkeley during the late... Topics: KPFA-FM, Radio Event series, Sound Poetry, Inter-Media, Visual Art, Audience Participation
In a unique integration of radio, art, and the listening audience, Peter Veres, Anthony Gnazzo, and Gene Turitz present an interactive documentary on bags. This intermedia event was co-sponsored by KPFA and the Berkeley Art Center in Live Oak Park, Berkeley. This program is, in many ways, a field recording of children and other visitors interacting in a room full of bags at the Art Center, while Veres, Gnazzo, and Turitz provide a running commentary on the events as they unfold (or get... Topics: KPFA-FM, Radio Event series, Interactive Art, Inter-Media, Visual Arts, Bags, Field Recordings
One in a series of groundbreaking, audience participatory, Radio Events, produced by KPFA in Berkeley California. This program, entitled “Boiling Water” was created by Philip Corner in conjunction with Charles Amirkhanian and his wife Carol Law. In order to participate, the audience was encouraged to listen to the radio while standing near the stove. The general idea was to have the audience boil some water and make some tea, or some other warm beverage, in concert with the two on-air... Topics: KPFA-FM, Radio Event series, Interactive Art, Inter-Media Art, Audience Participation
This is the first in a series of programs produced by KPFA's Music Department in which artists from various disciplines were asked to take any amount of air time and get the audience to respond physically to the audio broadcast instead of just being passive listeners. While the events can be enjoyed as auditory soundscapes the primary purpose was to produce "event art" or "happenings", with the listeners as active participants. In this first such program of its type intended... Topics: KPFA-FM, Radio Event series, Inter-Media art, Interactive art, Audience participation, Soundscapes
Radio program for WAAM, Newark, New Jersey Performed by: John A. Scott - organ, vocal ; Mr. Greenfield - vocal. Recording date: April 12, 1928 Location: Columbia Street Studio, Edison Laboratory, West Orange, New Jersey Record format: Edison Diamond Disc, experimental Record number: EXP-155-A NPS object catalog number: EDIS 78047 ** Historical note: This is an experimental slow speed (30 rpm) electrical recording, made for an experimental pre-recorded radio broadcast. The one-sided 10-inch... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Oldtime Source: National Park Service
The New Consonance Starting in 1969, Charles Amirkhanian was the first radio producer to broadcast substantial quantities of music by first generation minimalist composers. His early interviews with Steve Reich, John Adams, Paul Dresher, Laurie Anderson, Lou Harrison, and others form the basis of this fascinating exigesis of the sea change in contemporary music brought on by the use of consonant harmonies, steady pulse, and hypnotic repetition. But what was the historical artistic context that... Topics: Avantgarde, Electronic, Documentary, 20th Century Classical Source: Other Minds
This is a program, produced by the American Society of University Composers in conjunction with Radiofest: New American Music, in which the work of two early American pioneers in electronic music is explored. During the early 1950s Otto Luening and Vladimir Ussachevsky collaborated on a number of electro-acoustic recordings that utilized the newly available tape recorder, and employed such seemingly basic techniques as feed back and changing tape speeds to transform pitch with considerable... Topics: KPFA-FM, Radiofest, Documentary, Electro-Acoustic, Electronic
This is the second, mostly self-contained, half of a program produced by the American Society of University Composers in conjunction with Radiofest: New American Music, in which the state of avant-garde music in the late 1970s is explored. The program begins with a look back at a typical avant-garde performance from the heady days of the 1960s, for which an audience gathered to witness the ignition of a single jet engine. After several failed attempts to get the engine lit using a match, during... Topics: KPFA-FM, Radiofest, Documentary, Avant-Garde
East Bay pianist Rae Imamura performs the Bay Area premiere of Mamoru Fujieda's Patterns of Plants - Fifth Collection at the Other Minds Music Festival in 1997 at San Francisco's Cowell Theater. Fujieda is an important figure in Japan's post-minimalist movement. Topics: 20th Century Classical, Minimalism, Avantgarde Source: Other Minds
East Bay pianist Rae Imamura performs the Bay Area premiere of Mamoru Fujieda's Patterns of Plants - Seventh Collection at the Other Minds Music Festival in 1997 at San Francisco's Cowell Theater. Fujieda is an important figure in Japan's post-minimalist movement. Topics: Avantgarde, Minimalism, 20th Century Classical Source: Other Minds